Posted: 26/05/2014 at 13:48
I divide hostas every 2 or 3 years into sizeable clumps and repot or replant using compost, etc. I do this at any time of year, even mid summer. Mid summer plants then produce superb foliage right through to autumn but without flowers.
Slugs and snails get into the compost so check under your pots Susiejenny. Those small ones ....are they keel slugs?.....often lurk there. Also, small snails will hide in the crowns.
Touch wood.......none of my hostas are damaged yet amd I usually keep them like this for most of the summer. I find hostas lose their foliage quality after flowering as well as attracting slugs, etc., at this time too.
I grow many hostas in the open....most of my garden is sunny......so I ensure they are well watered. However, the very yellow or varieties with lots of white in their leaves, like Fire and Ice, need to be out of the sun or they will burn.
I grow a few different varieties....just added Fire Island that looks a little weak, so far........and, I agree Susiejenny, they light up the garden